Thursday, 15 November 2012

GirlchildCreativity host UK based Hip-hopper

PROFILE: SEASONE.


Who is a nurse, a wife, a music writer, a mother and a hip hop artist.

She is born to Maxwell and Joyce Ndongwe, first of three children.In Harare, Zimbabwe. She is one of the first true Zimbabweans and not Rhodesian. She moved to the UK when she was 7 years old, and returned to Zimbabwe aged 14years. She went to Queen Elizabeth School and finished her A-levels there. It whilst she was there she met her now husband, Will M. Mandaza. Seasone is mother to three boys Naishe 9, Taro 7, and Tanaye 5. Her oldest son Tatenda passed away last year.

At 18 years she returned to the UK to pursue a career in Nursing. She trained at City University in London. She has worked as a Nurse since 2002.

PASSIONS: Seasone is passionate about music. She started rapping at age 12. She could often be found in her room listening to the likes of Patra, Lady Saw. She emulated the likes of Da Bratt, Queen Latifa, Mc Lyte and many others. To her surprise she was good at rhyming, and flowing.

She wrote her first song at 14 sitting in her kitchen. She formed a group with her friends and were often found writing, harmonising in their free time. Her cousins, brothers were all musical so it made sense to join the band wagon. They also entertained their church youth group with songs, dances raps. On Sundays they took turns to lead praise and worship for children's church (Sunday school).

During her university years she took a break from music and concentrated on her studies. After university she embraced her new role of wife, mother with unwavering passion and dedication. She tried to fit in writing a few songs but for a long time she thought maybe that dream had died in her.

In 2009, she met her friend, brother, and producer Dr Benstein. He had heard from a friend that Seasone used to rap, he encouraged her to take up the mic again. Together they would often be in the studio, playing with tracks and vocals.

Inspiration: Seasone says she is inspired by God. "All the music I write, sing, or rap is definitely God given and hopefully God used. When I wrote Afrika, I needed to put voice to my frustrations over the state of our country and continent at large. I asked God to help me express clearly what I felt and mixed in with this beautiful music, Afrika was born."

For two years I sat on the track thinking it was not good enough, or ready. It was through a God Incidence that I met Jaysif. He loved the track. He introduced me to Roki whilst he was on tour here in the UK. Roki one of the highly talented and inspiring artist. We collaborated and we had a remix together.

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